August 2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu
On September 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Beni health zone in North Kivu province. Visit the Ebola Outbreak section for information on past Ebola outbreaks.
On August 22, 2022, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu Province. This announcement came after a fatal case was discovered in Beni Health Zone, one of the epicenters of DRC’s 10th outbreak in 2018-2020. A specimen was collected and tested positive at the Beni Referral Hospital laboratory and later confirmed at the DRC’s national laboratory in Goma – the Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale (INRB).
Sequencing results from the INRB lab in Goma showed a link between this case and the 2018-2020 EVD outbreak in the same region, suggesting a relapse of EVD, or infection by a survivor experiencing a relapse or who had a persistent EVD infection.
The MOH established an incident management system to coordinate and manage the response and only one case was reported. The outbreak was declared over on September 27, 2022.